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10 Awesome Things To Do In Melbourne This Weekend

By Samuel Giles
21st Jan 2021

Another week down, another weekend to enjoy. Summer’s here, and we’ve got a weekend of fun ahead. Whether it’s movies at Fed Square, or listening to the Hottest 100, there’s something for everyone this weekend. 

Moon Dog Hottest 100

Both Moon Dog locations in Preston and Abbotsford are playing host to Triple J’s Hottest 100 this Saturday. Moon Dog World in Preston is their newest venture, boasting a 725 person capacity and 72 beers on tap, making it a stellar place to listen to the epic countdown.


What: Moon Dog Hottest 100
Where: Moon Dog World, 32-46 Chifley Drive, Preston 3072
When: Saturday 23 January 2021

Birds Of Tokyo With The MSO

Iconic rock band, Birds of Tokyo, have teamed up with Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, to perform at Sidney Myer Music Bowl this weekend. This is a rare opportunity to take in the gorgeous surrounds of Kings Domain, whilst enjoying world-class entertainment.

The Details

What: Birds of Tokyo with the MSO
Where: Sidney Myer Music Bowl
When: Friday 22 January 2021 & Saturday 23 January 2021

Malthouse Outdoor Stage

Malthouse Outdoor Stage is set to be a must-visit place this Summer. Offering an enormous range of performances from music and comedy to dance and theatre, the lineup has something for everyone. Be sure to check out their website for full listings. 

The Details

What: Malthouse Outdoor Stage
Where: Malthouse Theatre Courtyard 
When: Thursday 21 January 2021 to Sunday 14 March 2021

Me And UooUoo: The RCH150 Anniversary Art Trail

People of Melbourne, this is something to get behind. Me and UooUoo (pronounced you-you) is a fascinating display of art and design, created by Australia's top designers. Spread out amongst the city of Melbourne and Geelong, whilst supporting The Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne and raising funds for pediatric healthcare. 

The Details

What: Me and UooUoo: The RCH150 Anniversary Art Trail
Where: Melbourne, Victoria 3000
When: Wednesday 20 January 2021 to Sunday 21 March 2021

Moon Dog x Run The Jewels 

Head to Moon Dog OG in Abbotsford this Friday night for their collaboration with Run the Jewels No Save Point Hazy IPA. There’ll be limited edition t-shirts and beer packs up for grabs, and of course, Run The Jewels flowing all night.

The Details

What: Moon Dog x Run the Jewels
Where: Moon Dog OG, 17 Duke Street Abbotsford 3067
When: Friday 22 January 2021

Diaspora Night

This Sunday is all about Diaspora Night. Celebrating all things fabulous, Diaspora Night invites you to an evening of music, food, and festivities. With a dress code of afro prints, threads and designs, it could best be described as red carpet chic - in other words, your Sunday best. 

The Details

What: Diaspora Night
Where: Spice Market, Beaney Lane, Melbourne 3000
When: Sunday 24 January 2021

Summer Of Classic Films At Fed Square

One of Melbourne’s greatest outdoor cinema is coming alive this summer with The Big Screen at Fed Square lighting up with a stack of classic films. The series will kick off this weekend with a cracking lineup of Aussie classics including The Castle, Bran Nue Dae, Muriel’s Wedding, Strictly Ballroom, Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Australia Daze and Red Dog. You can catch the films inside the Fed Oasis, complete with comfy seating, shaded areas, environmentally-friendly recycled astroturf, and in-square food and drink delivery. The best part? It's completely free! You can even score free soft-serve ice cream and popcorn this whole extended long weekend (from Friday – Wednesday) during the screenings. Come early this Friday to also get a free refreshing coconut ­– from 12.30pm (until stock runs out). For more details, click here

The Details

What: Free Movies at Fed Square
Where: Fed Square, Melbourne 3000
When: Saturday 23 January 2021 to Sunday 28 March 2021

Country To Couture

Grab the remote this Friday night, and be sure to check out Country to Couture on NITV. Showcasing collections from Indigenious fashion labels, in addition to unique collaborations between Indeginous communities and well-known Australian labels. 

The Details

What: Country to Couture 
Where: NITV
When: Friday 22 January 2021

Vintage Car Porn Exhibition

Filip Konikowski is an immensely talented photographer, and has spent the last 9 years taking photos of vintage cars across the globe. In fact, there’s over 4,500 photos in his collection. This Friday, B Side Gallery is hosting Filip’s first exhibition in 10 years, focusing on his collection of vintage cars. Prints range in price from $80 to $500.

The Details

What: Vintage Car Porn Exhibition
Where: B Side Gallery, 1/121 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy 3065
When: Friday 22 January 2021

Vegan For A Day Tour

Ever thought about going vegan? Here’s your chance. Check out Vegan for a Day Tour, as it gives participants fascinating insights into some of the talented vegan eateries and shops around Melbourne. Breakfast, lunch and cheese and wine tastings are included, and you also take home a copy of Nadia Fragnito’s new cookbook, Discovering Vegan Italian.

The Details

What: Vegan for a Day Tour
Where: Various locations around Melbourne
When: Saturday 23 January 2021

Check out everything else happening in Melbourne here.

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